Remittance inflow increases 27.1 percent in six months

Published On: March 12, 2023 03:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 12: The country has witnessed the inflow of remittance worth over Rs 689 billion in the first seven months of the current fiscal year 2022/23. The remittance inflow is a 27.1 percent increment as compared to the previous fiscal year, according to the details of seven months of the current FY made public here today by the Nepal Rastra Bank.

There was a 4.4 percent drop in the remittance influx during the same period of the previous FY. Similarly, remittance inrush in USD has increased 16.4 percent to reach USD 5.3 billion. The figure dropped 5.3 percent during the same period in the previous FY.

Also, the number of Nepali migrant workers who received final labor permits (institutional-personal or new) for foreign jobs surged 57.3 percent to hit 314,767.

The figure of those migrant workers who got their labor permits renewed increased 10.1 percent to reach 167,708.

Likewise, the net transfer increased 25.2 percent to stand at more than Rs 759 billion against a 3.7 percent decrease during the same period in the previous FY.



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